New access route to lung cancer diagnosis

Status Active
Programme Innovation Time Awards
Partners Hywel Dda University Health Board

Project Lead(s)

Savita Shanbhag

Savita Shanbhag

Macmillan GP Lead Cancer, Hywel Dda University Health Board

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I believe this service will allow patients to be diagnosed earlier, leading to improved survival outcomes

Lung cancer is one of the four most common cancers in Wales with around 2400 people diagnosed every year. It is the third most common cancer in men and the second most common in women.

Many lung cancers in Wales are diagnosed at an advanced stage when they are more difficult to treat. Earlier diagnosis and rapid access to potentially curative treatments such as surgery and radiotherapy are crucial to improve survival.

This project will develop and introduce a nurse-led screening service for lung cancer integrated into current lung cancer pathways. Patients will be able to self refer to the service and the triage nurse will support the patient through their journey.

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